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I Have Esophageal Achalasia

Esophageal Achalasia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Esophageal Achalasia. You're not alone. 33 People

    My Achalasia Story

     Hello all!  I have esophageal achalasia, though it was discovered early.  It all started with a choking episode.  From there, I began to notice that food just wasn't going down properly, and often ended up stuck to the roof of my mouth.  Even when food...
    scandiavegan scandiavegan 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Of Uncertainty Over Time I Felt Hopeless. I Hope A Miracle Comes To Me.

    who knows when i undergo this disease may be the beginning 2010. i also think it was just a normal ulcer but over time and in a fairly long period of times is not the usual ulcer. sometimes i do not eat for several days even water can not enter into my stomach. i finally checked...
    koncreng koncreng 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2012

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    Achalasia - Is This The Cure?

    For over 5 years I have swallowing difficulties. Initially it was solids then it was with semi-liquids and cold liquids. I would experienced chest pain and frequently had to regurgitate to relieve the pain. Then a wonderful thing happened. My wife came across this book by...
    CoconutMiracle CoconutMiracle 56-60 Jun 19, 2012

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    Heller's Myotomy

     I have a Heller's Myotomy done and it has been great.  Went from not being able to eat solids and often not being able to drink a glass of water to being able to eat most anything and rarely having any issues.   I have to remember to drink water with meals and...
    goingawaynow goingawaynow 70+ Sep 30, 2009

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    I Have Achalasia

    Hi everyone,This is my first ever forum, and didn't even know one existed for this disease, it heartens me that I have found somewhere to share and also learn of everyone else's experiences.I'm 32 and have had Achalasia for 5 years, although my symptoms were not prominent until...
    katmeow katmeow 31-35 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    I Have 'what"

    When i first started experiencing some esophageal difficulties it was last July and had been admitted through the ER because I was dehydrated.  They preformed the first  esophageal test the next day and I was told I had ulcers and they removed a polup and sent it off...
    sageintyme sageintyme 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2010

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    So Many Doctors

    It started about 5 years ago (November 2007). I kept being sick late in the day or I would wake in the night with a bloated hard stomach and feel sick, like something was stuck. I went to the doctors and he sent me to the hospital to have the camera down to see what was happening...
    DebbieYorkshireUK DebbieYorkshireUK 31-35 Apr 15, 2012

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    I Am Sure I Have Achalasia

    I just learned yesterday that I have Achalasia. It first started about january this year, I was 5 months pregnant. I would have a hard time eating big meals and would sometimes throw up. I thought that this was part of the pregnancy, BUT it kept progressing to where I would throw...
    momma2max momma2max 26, F Oct 19, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Achalasia and weight gain. I have had troubles all my life with eating, regurgitating etc. I have primary Achalasia. I also have been diagnosed with Fybromyalgia, arthritis, IBS...
    RosyJae RosyJae 46-50, F Jun 22

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    This has been a interesting and scary journey and as yet I do not know how it will end. It began when I went in for a a colonoscopy I asked the doctor to do an upper scope as well...
    lifedrawing lifedrawing 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have always loved fat but i never fully realized it until I got older. As a kid I would stuff pillows and blankets under my shirt simulating me being fat, and it always felt so...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I have a lot of internal conflicts. I am constantly blaming myself as to why certain things have happened to me in my life. I have secretly dealt with depression and self harm my...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    YOU DESERVE TO HAVE SOMEONE Who Will Marry you and Love You forever. Who Will Worry and Care about You. Someone to Love You and Pamper You. Someone to Put You at the Center of the...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to EP and thought I'd use it as a way to express things I don't talk about often. I am 25 years old and have been disabled and sick for the last 3 years. I...
    Buttercup789 Buttercup789 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    When we are assessing ourselves for how IH affects us and when we are communicating it to others it would be helpful to clearly separate and specify four different factors: 1) How...
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    I was never diagnosed with BPD but I feel I do have it. I have been reading about it and after reading many of your own testimonies I am convinced this is what I have. It's been a...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So ever since i got back from the clinic ive had no interest in life. i just lost about everything. and dont tell me i still have people because i dont have friends and i havent...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    In your life you meet people who bring much joy to your life and also people who bring much misery to it. I am very unfortunate because I've had more people who bring me misery in...
    morgan18365 morgan18365 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Yes I have everything I should be thankful for -people who like me a lot and a comfortable home.I have a few good friends and my parents and sister.So I consider myself lucky.I don...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have been doing this on the phone for years now and it doesn't get old when you do it for the first time with a stranger you don't know it just makes it that much more exciting...
    heartgun heartgun 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
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    Every now and then, I have nightmares that come true. It has happened about 8 times. Before 9/11, I had a nightmare that planes flew into skyscrapers. Just recently, July 10th, I...
    vanessasky29 vanessasky29 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    When I'm cold I can control my nerves or something like that I can make myself warm, vice versa when I'm hot! I found out recently I can do the same in a room. Someone will say...
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    I was diagnosed with epilepsy in January 2013. I have a mixture of epileptic and psychogenic seizures. Until March 2014, I averaged 5 seizures per day. My neurologist prescribed...
    meowkara meowkara 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am 26 years old. Although i never was diagnosed, i know i have emetophobia. It's such a horrible thing. It really is a nightmare. It's like you have a monster inside of you. I...
    AnneCEN AnneCEN 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    4 months ago I was under 150 weighed myself 2 weeks ago and I'm 195. My belly is poking out of everything I wear now. I can't suck in my stomach any more and I've notice everything...
    Dijaei1173 Dijaei1173 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sooo I have a boyfriend who doesn't realize that his words and actions don't match up. He is one of those talk the talk but can never walk the walk kind of boys. I feel like he...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have several of them, I have a 4-inch scar down the side of my face and 5 inch scar on top of my head. These came from one the craziest nights of my life. I used to have a...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am "re-posting" this, from something I wrote a friend.... So many folks don't know about this & it's a shame. Regarding the acne... There is a cheap, inexpensive "trick" that...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I would have realized this sooner. I thought these 2 people on EP were my best EP friends. I was so wrong. These 2 other amazing guys who are also my friends ended up being...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am 47 years old and was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia 10 years ago. It was a very upsetting realization after 2 years of searching for answers. I unfortunately...
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    This is one of my biggest worries. I the oldest of 3 children, 1 guy 2 younger sisters with a divorced mom. As if this wasn't enough, of all my family in my father side and mother...
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I get really angry so easily... I'd be laughing and someone would say something I didn't like and I'll get so angry! If I debate something with someone, I get so mad i have to...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have been writing on this site a lot lately and tonight he asks who the hell do you keep texting?! I told him I'm just responding to posts which is partly true. But now I feel...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Like today i do t know why i have so much on my mind that i cant sleep even though i am tired i cant
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I'm starting my Senior Year soon. I still don't know where I'm going to attend college. I have not even done my SAT. I'm so scared about the future. I'm not even sure what I want...
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    hi everyone i have a crew on gta online (Xbox) and i would like to have more members , so if anybody wants to join plz leave a message
    jojo12380 jojo12380 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    This is a group to help people with sadness in their lives, if you wanna become part of this group guys, message heartless2, the creator of this group, for info. We don't judge at...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 12 hrs ago